We are back in Brazil! It’s strange how familiar everything is, this time. The graceful lines of the açai trees (a tall, slender type of palm), the mysterious majesty of the buritis (a shaggy-headed type of palm), the stars of the southern sky, and even the cement curb of the empty lot across the street […]
“Are you going, Aunt?” “Are you going, Cousin?” “Are you going, Yasa?” Half a dozen little voices called out to me from the schoolhouse, as little heads pressed and pushed to get up higher than the others or closer to the window. Their teacher didn’t call them back. “Yes, I’m going.” I answered. “Oh, that’s […]
Opportunity with Obstacles
“Because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.” 1 Corinthians 16:9 Paul continued on working in Ephesus because he saw a great door of opportunity open for him. The fact that there were difficulties standing in his way did not negate the presence of an […]
“Even though I grew up a missionary’s kid, I wasn’t really interested in being a missionary myself until I discovered Christ’s life-transforming power in my own life. When Romans 6 revealed to me the freedom I have to live for Him instead of being a slave to sin, I wanted to share that freedom with those whom I saw around me who were growing up in captivity. I began to see it as my responsibility to obey Christ in carrying ...